If The White House Garden Was Planted With Subsidized Crops…

With thanks to @SlowFoodUSA, the image below shows what the White House Garden would look like if it was planted with subsidized crops from the Food and Farm Bill. When will we break this crazy taxpayer-funded transfer of wealth to agribusiness that is ruining the health of our precious farmland (and the animals and humans who depend on it)?

Source: Kitchen Gardeners (http://kitchengardeners.org/)

Source: Kitchen Gardeners (http://kitchengardeners.org/)

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  • justagirl

    if thomas jefferson garden = hemp…  i say america’s kitchen garden for sure.  oh, and bring on the rhubarb pie.

  • justagirl

    if thomas jefferson garden = hemp…  i say america’s kitchen garden for sure.  oh, and bring on the rhubarb pie.

  • Guest

    Some wheat, corn and soya are necessary if we’re to continue raising animals: They have to eat to grow too.

  • Guest

    Some wheat, corn and soya are necessary if we’re to continue raising animals: They have to eat to grow too.

    • Guest

      Unless we return to the grass-fed model … just saying.

      • Guest

        Unless we stop eating meat and dairy. Which would be better for us, the environment and obviously the animals. just sayin’

        • Guest

          everyone in America knows if you stop eating meat, you start taking it in the behind. just sayin’

          • justagirl

            well, they need to be able to enjoy SOMETHING.  just sayin’.

          • Guest

            I actually really enjoy vegan food, plus your brain adapts to taste that are less saturated with sugar and fat

          • dddjjj

            just sayin’

          • justagirl

            that’s what they all say.  you wouldn’t happen to be quick tempered and irritable would you?

  • Guest

    Unless we return to the grass-fed model … just saying.

  • Guest

    Unless we stop eating meat and dairy. Which would be better for us, the environment and obviously the animals. just sayin’

  • Guest

    everyone in America knows if you stop eating meat, you start taking it in the behind. just sayin’

  • justagirl

    well, they need to be able to enjoy SOMETHING.  just sayin’.

  • Demineus

    they should def stop sugar subsidies, and not replace it with slave like the rest of he world

  • Demineus

    they should def stop sugar subsidies, and not replace it with slave like the rest of he world

  • Guest

    I actually really enjoy vegan food, plus your brain adapts to taste that are less saturated with sugar and fat

  • dddjjj

    just sayin’

  • justagirl

    that’s what they all say.  you wouldn’t happen to be quick tempered and irritable would you?

  • justagirl

    that’s what they all say.  you wouldn’t happen to be quick tempered and irritable would you?

  • http://hormeticminds.blogspot.com/ Chaorder Gradient

    Hey!  I like my corn-tobacco-cotton sandwiches thank you very much.

  • http://hormeticminds.blogspot.com/ Chaorder Gradient

    Hey!  I like my corn-tobacco-cotton sandwiches thank you very much.

  • sensibleone

    Obviously, we have to grow some wheat, corn, and other staples. However, the portions in these examples show exactly why there is an obesity epidemic in this country.  I don’t think it is an issue of eating vegetarian or vegan diets. Yeah, some of those staples go for animal food, but certainly not enough to justify these proportions. A balanaced diet includes all kinds of food… that is the point.

  • sensibleone

    Obviously, we have to grow some wheat, corn, and other staples. However, the portions in these examples show exactly why there is an obesity epidemic in this country.  I don’t think it is an issue of eating vegetarian or vegan diets. Yeah, some of those staples go for animal food, but certainly not enough to justify these proportions. A balanaced diet includes all kinds of food… that is the point.

  • Anonymous

    As a Canadian, I like consuming subsidized products from other countries.  

  • thedudelives

    As a Canadian, I like consuming subsidized products from other countries.  

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